Running Update

I know I have stayed away from this topic on my blog the last couple of months.
I thought It was time to let you all know what has been happening and how I am doing on my running journey.

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First off I got new shoes! Yes after months and months of knowing the shoes I was wearing weren’t really the best support for my feet I decided I needed to hit up a running specialty store and get some new shoes.
My new shoes are the Saucony OMNI 12 and retail for about $120.00.

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One of the main reasons I had to get new shoes is because I resumed physical therapy (PT) again. I was having serious knee pain and I finally got to a point where I said enough is enough let’s get this fixed (again…). I was hesitant because I really didn’t like the first experience of PT I had. I decided to go ahead and find a new PT location and so far two weeks into it I feel like all of my problems and concerns have been addressed and that they genuinely care about me.

When I had my initial evaluation they noticed that one of my legs was a tad bit shorter than the other. They said that this was common but that it could be a culprit to my knee issues. I was given a shoe wedge and long story short the wedge did not fit in my old shoes.

Another thing I was told at my evaluation was that I was not running correctly! AHHHH! Not running properly was my PT right? He explain what he meant and said I wasn’t extending my legs as far out as they are designed. Basically my heel wasn’t close enough to my butt when I extended my legs to run. It’s kind of hard to explain but believe me this problem has been the one thing I can’t seem to fix just yet.

The good news I am fixing my running form and started getting back on the treadmill i can only run for 2 min at a time with a 2 min rest between the next interval of 2 min, but hey it’s a start.

My legs feel sore but they feel healthier and I am starting to dream about the possibility of being able to run for 5 min straight something I honestly didn’t think I would be able to do again.

Have you ever dealt with knee issues or any other leg issue?
Was it easy to return to your daily exercise routine?

See you on Friday!
-M

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4 thoughts on “Running Update

  1. RunKateRun says:

    I’m suffering through a glute injury right now that happened in February. It’s taken countless chiro visits and a new physio and personal trainer, but it’s getting better (finally). Hang in there, you’ve done the right thing going to a new PT. Good luck!

    • nyrmirez says:

      Thank you for the well wishes! I am excited that running will be part of my life again. I’m glad that your injury is getting better and I hope that you make a full recovery.

  2. Sam says:

    My knees started getting sore during marathon training last year, so I went to the podiatrist and, he gave me some orthotics. I am a hardcore pronator (I walk on the sides of my feet excessively), so the orthotics totally changed the way I walk and run. The first few days of wearing them, my whole body was sore because of all the new muscles I was engaging by actually walking correctly. I hope everything works out for you. It sucks when your body won’t let you do what you want to do.

    • nyrmirez says:

      Yes it sucks! I am glad to know I am not the only one with knee issues somedays I am so hard on myself about this problem. I have learned to view it as a small obsticale that has taught me to take better care of my body. I am jealous you trained for a marathon that is something I want to do some day. How was your experience training for the marathon, were you able to run the marathon with your knee problems?

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